Physics

Physics A

PHYS106

This course provides a non-calculus study of the fundamental laws and properties of matter, mechanics, heat, and sound. This course places emphasis on the mathematical solution of problems based on an understanding of the underlying physical phenomena.

4 credits
Prerequisite: MATH120 (C or better) or Math Placement Test score of 8 or better
Corequisite: None

Physics B

PHYS107

This course is a continuation of PHYS106. It is a non-calculus study of the fundamental laws and properties of electricity, magnetism, geometrical, and physical optics. This course places emphasis on the mathematical solution of problems based on an understanding of the underlying physical phenomena.

4 credits
Prerequisite: PHYS106 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Physics I

PHYS121

This course provides an overview of calculus based physics for engineering and science majors. Topics include vector mathematics, kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, gravity, and harmonic motion.

4 credits
Prerequisite: MATH140 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Physics II

PHYS122

This course provides a continuation of PHYS121 and utilizes calculus in the solution of physics problems. Topics include: electric forces and fields, potential, direct current and transient circuits, magnetic forces and fields, electromagnetic induction, geometric and physical optics.

4 credits
Prerequisite: PHYS121 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Solid State Electronic Devices

PHYS201

The purpose of this course is to help students grasp the terminology, concepts, processes, products, and equipment commonly used in the manufacturing and application of solid-state electronic devices.

3 credits
Prerequisite: CHEM101 (C or better) and PHYS106 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Nanofab Statistics and Technology

PHYS202

This course will connect the educational experience at the community college with the nanofabrication capstone semester at Penn State University. Topics covered will be an overview of semiconductor manufacturing, careers in nanofabrication, and current and proposed applications of nanofabrication and the basic concepts of statistics in process control.

2 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None